meth·​od·​ize ˈme-thə-ˌdīz How to pronounce methodize (audio)
methodized; methodizing
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order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other.

order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.

ordered her business affairs

arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.

arranged the files numerically

marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.

marshaling the facts for argument

organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.

organized the volunteers into teams

systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.

systematized billing procedures

methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.

methodizes every aspect of daily living

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methodize was circa 1586

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“Methodize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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